Over a trailblazing twenty years of releasing electro-pop-rock bangers, Ladytron continues to deliver the goods.
With the December 7th release of their single “Faces,” the UK favorites continue to add to their already epic catalogue. The new single precedes the band’s seventh studio album, Time’s Arrow, set for a January 2023 release.
Formed in 1999 in Liverpool, England, the electronic four-piece is made up of Helen Marnie (lead vocals, synthesizers), Mira Aroyo (vocals, synthesizers), Daniel Hunt (synthesizers, guitar, vocals), and Reuben Wu (synthesizers). The group were lauded as leaders of the new electro pop and electroclash scenes, and have been influential for both independent and mainstream electronic pop music which followed.
The group has put out six live albums, nineteen music videos, and countless singles. One of their most popular hits, “Seventeen,” which comes off of their 2020 album Light and Magic, boasts over 42 million streams on Spotify. Their work is often known for combining the fundamentals of synth pop with touches of indie, disco, and industrial music, which is evident across their catalogue.
All three tracks have a similar dynamic and hypnotic sound, but “Faces” in particular is especially euphoric. The song is moody, synth-heavy, and contains lyrics that speak of deep nostalgia, which fits the dreamlike groove of the song.
In addition to Ladytron’s recent releases, the group has also announced some 2023 U.S. tour dates following their UK run.